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Re: Theories on the extinction of dinosaurs
In a message dated 11/19/99 4:59:18 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< And yet so many of us are happy to glibbly claim: Oh, the asteroid of doom
caused their extinction. >>
This is true, >if< you note that asteroid impact was the >proximate< cause.
Like the gunshot that kills the heart patient. Regardless of weakened
condition of patient, he dies "because" of the gunshot, not "because" his
heart condition has made him too weak to withstand being shot.